Center for Active Design, operator of Fitwel, announced Verdani as the Professional Consultant with the “Greatest Number of Certifications in 2019.”
Thursday, February 6, 2020 – This week, the Center for Active Design (CfAD) announced the winners of Best in Building Health™ 2020 recognizing exceptional real estate, design and consulting companies for their demonstrated commitment in leading the industry toward enhanced human health.
With four Fitwel Two Star and seven One Star certifications achieved, Verdani Partners is tremendously proud of the distinction, for the second year in a row, as the consultant with the most Fitwel certifications in 2019 and the opportunity to continue increasing the overall impact of our sustainability efforts through certifications that support tens of thousands of people across the United States.
“Working with the Fitwel certification system has deepened our certifications consulting by giving us the opportunity to educate our clients about the benefits of addressing health as an interconnected system for building occupants." said Ruby Gonzalez, Senior Director of Certifications at Verdani. "We present Fitwel’s evidence-based strategies and work with clients to identify how to implement programs across selected buildings in their portfolios as they work towards improving the overall health of their properties in communities around the world. We believe in the value of these certifications to improve quality of life for occupants as Fitwel continues to grow in influence in the real estate industry.”
Participating client portfolios have experienced increased building performance by using strategies that influence occupant and community well-being through a holistic and interconnected approach to health in at least one of Fitwel’s seven Health Impact Categories:
Image: Fitwel's Health Impact Categories. Click here to read more.
Verdani’s Green Building Certifications services enhance Corporate Sustainability offerings to clients by providing an additional layer of education and opportunities for industry recognition in sustainable real estate. Verdani is proud that nearly 40% of our team members are Fitwel Ambassadors.
Jessica Loeper, Vice President of Verdani added, “Since we started working as consultants with Fitwel in 2018, we have achieved 18 certifications across four of our client portfolios. Using Fitwel to educate clients about ways they can enhance the overall health of their properties has been gratifying. Not only do we help clients to improve the performance of their buildings, we also have the opportunity to improve the quality of indoor environments and health programs that create positive impacts on human and community wellbeing. We are tremendously proud to be able to support this impactful certification system.”
Read more about all the winners in Fitwel's Press Release
About Verdani Partners
Verdani Partners is a leading sustainability consulting firm managing ESG programs for over 800 million SF across 4,300 properties in 10 national and international diversified real estate portfolios with USD $650 billion AUM. Verdani empowers organizations with cost-effective strategies and ongoing programs to create sustainable and resilient buildings and communities. www.verdani.com
About Fitwel and the Center for Active Design
Fitwel is the world's leading certification system that optimizes buildings through evidence-based strategies to support health. Fitwel was created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the Center for Active Design (CfAD). www.fitwel.org